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An industry look at visualization technology

Oct 02, 2014

Claudio Paschoa discusses visualization technology with representatives of TGS, Petroleum Geo-Services, and Schlumberger. Test image of Petrel structural modeling. Photo from Schlumberger. Visualization…

A matter of course

Oct 02, 2014

Sarah Parker Musarra spoke with well intervention vessel providers, following a panel discussion at the 2014 Deepwater Intervention Forum, to examine the pros and cons behind using purpose built or dedicated vessels. Helix’s…

Orders coming in for Hugin AUV 


Oct 01, 2014

Kongsberg Maritime’s Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) will provide offshore operation services to several survey providers including DOF Subsea of Norway, Fugro Geoservices of Lafayette US, Northwest Maritime of Norway and AXA Engehnaria Submarina of Brazil…

Noreco facing uncertainty after write-downs and resignations

Oct 01, 2014

Norwegian exploration and production firm Noreco is facing uncertainty after its chairman resigned with immediate effect as the firm deals with significant write-downs on reserves at key production assets.   Noreco says, according to updated reservoir modeling by operator Dong Energy…

Jacking system failure addressed

Sep 30, 2014

A joint industry project on jacking system maintenance and inspection has resulted in a new DNV GL Recommended Practice. This provides guidance to ensure the correct and safe functioning of rack and pinion style jacking systems. The objective is to reduce the risk of gear failure…

Akastor wins Petrobras contract extension

Sep 29, 2014

Aker Oilfield Solidtions, a part of newly spun-off firm Akastor, has been notified of a five-year contract extension from Petrobras to use the Skandi Santos, a subsea equipment support Vessel in Brazil. The extension, worth about NOK2…

Ex-Baker Hughes director joins Cubility

Sep 26, 2014

Norway's Cubility has appointed Jose Limia as the company’s regional manager for North America. Limia’s role will be to grow sales of the MudCube technology across the North American market, with specific emphasis on offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico…

Helix's Grand Canyon departs for Norway

Sep 26, 2014

Watch Helix's ROV support vessel Grand Canyon, on its way from Tersan shipyard in Turkey to Norway for final fitment. Grand Canyon is one of Helix's life-of-field vessels that blends the advantages of both dedicated intervention vessels with vessels of opportunity…

DSM inks mooring contract with Repsol

Sep 24, 2014

Deep Sea Mooring (DSM) has secured a contract to provide a range of mooring services for Repsol's drilling operations on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Under the contract, DSM will provide marine engineering services and deliver the mooring equipment…

Teekay Petrojarl taps Proscient for North Sea asset

Sep 24, 2014

Teekay Petrojarl has gone live with Petrotechnics' Proscient operational performance and predictive risk platform on its Voyageur Spirit asset in the North Sea. The Voyageur Spirit Proscient go-live kicks off the global deployment of…

Three options for Butch

Sep 24, 2014

Centrica Energy is considering three different concepts to develop the Butch discovery in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea according to partner Faroe Petroleum.  Three concepts under study are a subsea tie-back to the Ula field,…

Sevan inked for Bream field

Sep 24, 2014

Sevan Marine is to provide front end engineering and design for the hull and marine systems of a Sevan type cylindrical floating production (FPSO) facility for Premier Oil's Bream field in the Norwegian sector of the North Sea.  Bream…

Deep Sea Supply secures contracts

Sep 23, 2014

Cyprus-based Deep Sea Supply has won multiple contract awards with an international major subsea contractor covering about 1000 vessel days.   The three paltform supply vessels of PX105 design Sea Spider, Sea Springer and Sea Spark have been awarded contracts for ten…

Zidane development delayed

Sep 23, 2014

Germany's RWE Dea is will not submit a plan for development and operation (PDO) for the Norwegian Sea Zidane development in October as planned, the firm has said, citing the need to improve the project's economics. ”Further value enhancement…

Kvitebjørn life extended to 2035

Sep 22, 2014

Statoil's Kvitebjørn field in the North Sea will see production increase by 220MMboe, or from 55% to 70% recovery rate, thanks to a new compressor installed on the 10-year-old Kvitebjørn platform, the firm said today. The compressor, installed 17 September…

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